Our Executive Collaborative Team

Charles Anderson
Executive Director
CharlesA@DVsolutions.org
(805) 963-4458 x105
(805) 963-1169
P.O. Box 1536
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
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Laurie Barene
Development Director
LaurieB@DVsolutions.org
(805) 963-4458 x101
(805) 963-1169
P.O. Box 1536
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
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Nicole Blair
Controller
NicoleB@DVsolutions.org
(805) 963-4458 x108
(805) 963-1169
P.O. Box 1536
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
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Carolina Najera-Magana
Clinical Director
CarolinaN@DVsolutions.org
(805) 928-8701
(805) 925-5660
P.O Box 314
Santa Maria CA 93456
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Sandy Delos
Grants Manager
SandyD@DVSolutions.org
(805) 963-4458 x101
(805) 963-1169
P.O. Box 1536
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
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Eloisa Patterson
Outreach and Program Development Coordinator
EloisaP@dvsolutions.org
(661) 477-7145
(805) 925-2160
P.O. Box 314
Santa Maria, CA 93456
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Charles Anderson, Executive Director

Charles Anderson, Executive Director

Charles Anderson
CharlesA@DVsolutions.org
(805) 963-4458 x105
(805) 963-1169

Mr. Charles Anderson is the Executive Director for Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County.

Mr. Anderson comes to DVS with the full spectrum of skills needed to understand and create positive working structures within our multi-layered programs and staff.

Mr. Anderson has over 20 years of management experience leading non-profits, start-ups, company turnarounds and high growth organizations. Mr. Anderson has decisive, progressive leadership abilities, demonstrated by his success in the past. He has worked at Matrix Institute since 2005. He oversaw the organization while also directing local, national, and international training services. He is an expert in identifying and capturing new business opportunities to build high-profit, high-growth organizations.

Mr. Anderson received his Master's Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on finance from the University of Southern California. Mr. Anderson has extensive business and management experience having previously served as President and member of the Board of Directors for Xtranet Systems, Inc., and as President and CEO of RealtyOnline.Net and PageNet of Hawaii, Inc.

 

Laurie Barene, Development Director

Laurie Barene, Development Director

Laurie Barene
LaurieB@DVsolutions.org
(805) 963-4458 x101
(805) 963-1169

Laurie Barene is the Development Director for Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County.

Laurie was born and raised in Santa Barbara and is proud to call herself a Santa Barbara Don and a UCSB Gaucho. She has a background in the financial industry and for the past 10 years in business development and marketing. She has earned national recognition in sales multiple times as well numerous awards for outstanding contributions to the community. She is excited to be part of Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County as their new Development Director.

For over 25 years Laurie has had the honor of serving on various non-profit boards such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties, PAL (Police Activities League), the Advertising Federation of America and Cox Cares Foundation. She has also served as the Publicity Chair for the Goleta Lemon Festival and the Event Committee for the United Boys & Girls Club, as well as PTA President for Kellogg Elementary School. She has been a team leader and top fundraiser for the American Heart Association's Heart Walk, currently serves on the Executive Leadership Team for Go Red for Women and is a member of the Circle of Red committee.

In addition to being the Development Director for Domestic Violence Solutions and her volunteer work, Laurie is a mother to two children, Brandon and Ally, who are her pride and joy.

 

Nicole Blair, Controller

Nicole Blair, Controller

Nicole Blair
NicoleB@DVsolutions.org
(805) 963-4458 x108
(805) 963-1169

Nicole Blair is the Controller for Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County.

Nicole graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2006 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biological Psychology. Following college, she served as the quality manager and accountant for DKB Resources Inc., a local woman-owned company that designs and manufactures printed circuit boards for a variety of electronic devices. Nicole also worked to secure a Quality Management System for DKB and contributed to the Mars Rovers project for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

In 2010, she continued her education in finance and was hired as staff accountant for the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, assisting in the management of a multi-million dollar budget, handling grant reporting, staff payroll and accounting software conversion.

Nicole brings a decade of accounting experience to DVS to serve the community and further the mission of our organization.

 

Carolina Najera-Magana, Clinical Director

Carolina Najera-Magana, Clinical Director

Carolina Najera-Magana
CarolinaN@DVsolutions.org
(805) 928-8701 
(805) 925-5660

Carolina Najera-Magana is the Clinical Director for Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County.

Carolina has served the clients at Domestic Violence Solutions for a total of five years. She has worked with both victims and the perpetrators of intimate partner abuse. She has provided individual, and group therapy for victims. She has facilitated groups for the mandated Batterer's Intervention Program in English and Spanish for men and women during her internship with DVS. She has worked with the persistent and severely mentally ill as a case manager, and therapist. She provided therapy for sexually offending teens in a residential setting.

Carolina graduated from UCSB with Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Spanish. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Master's degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is licensed and a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family therapists.

Carolina enjoys living on the Central Coast, with her husband, two sons and dog.

 

Sandy Delos, Grants Manager

Sandy Delos, Grants Manager

Sandy Delos
SandyD@DVSolutions.org
(805) 963-4458 x101
(805) 963-1169

Sandy Delos is the Grants Manager for Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County.

Sandy has worked in the nonprofit sector for 12 years and has funded millions of grant dollars for social service organizations in Minnesota and Pennsylvania. Among her accomplishments, she represented The Salvation Army Harbor Light, the largest homeless shelter in Minnesota, on the joint City-County Commission to End Homelessness, initiated major partnerships for job training and represented the agency to both state and local government agencies including the state legislature. In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she successfully wrote capital applications to fund Tec Centro, a ground-breaking $4.5 million bilingual technology training center, created by the Spanish American Civic Association.

Sandy holds a BA from Southern Illinois University with a major in economics and minor in journalism and completed all course work and preliminary exams towards a PhD at the University of Minnesota with a primary program in psychology and secondary program in statistics. She is a member of the Association of Professional Fundraisers, the American Psychological Association and the Association for Women in Communications Santa Barbara Chapter where she serves on the Board of Directors.

 

Eloisa Patterson, Outreach and Program Development Coordinator

Eloisa Patterson, Outreach and Program Development Coordinator

Eloisa Patterson
EloisaP@dvsolutions.org
(661) 477-7145
(805) 925-2160

Eloisa Patterson is the Outreach and Program Development Coordinator for Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County.

She has over 15 years of non-profit experience, including nine in program development and community outreach. For "People Helping People" in Solvang, she provided mental health counseling for "at-risk" school-aged children. She established the first parent support group in Solvang and Los Alamos for Spanish speaking parents.

Prior to her time at People Helping People, Eloisa worked at the Institute of Behavioral Analysis in Bakersfield, counseling at risk youth in anger management, communications, and conflict resolution skills.

Eloisa holds a Master’s degree in Psychology, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor degree in Chicano studies, all from California State University, Bakersfield. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

She also serves on several non-profits boards, and helped to establish the Los Alamos Community Group.

Eloisa says, "I believe domestic violence is preventable and with the help of the community I believe that we can change beliefs about resorting to violence between intimate partners and make it unacceptable. I look forward to engaging with community leaders and residents of Santa Barbara County and starting a conversation that focuses on solutions."